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US stocks have fallen sharply overnight as investors confront a number of fears including Donald Trump's ability to push through infrastructure spending and tax reforms. In the latest blow to Donald Trump’s relationships with the business community, he has abandoned plans for a third business council. The White House announced this morning that it would not go ahead with a planned Infrastructure Council that would have advised the President on how to invest in roads, bridges and other public works projects. White House strategist Steve Bannon says the United States is in an "economic war" with China, and just 5 years away from hitting a point at which America will never be able to recover.
E-commerce giant Alibaba has almost doubled its profits in the last 3 months. The company benefitted from strong growth in its core ecommerce business, as more Chinese shoppers bought online.
On today’s Money Talk to provide their analysis on the China markets are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Dickie Wong of Kingston Securities. Toby Lawson, CEO of Societe Generale Securities in Sydney gives us an Australian perspective on the latest business news. Alfred Lau, property analyst at BOCOM discusses the outlook for the Hong Kong and mainland property sector. Finally, we are joined by Gilly Wong, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Consumer Council. (8am-9am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week World Vibes has two musical themes on offer. First our featured vinyl album from the archives, digitalized, from Congo’s master Soukouss and Rumba guitarist Dr Nico and his 1969 album! Then a selection of Hot New Hits from the Americas to Europe and Africa! A show not to be missed. (Saturdays, 1.10pm - 3pm)
On this week's Money Talk Xtra, on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. with Peter Lewis, we’re going to talk about how to spot and protect yourself from scams, frauds and Ponzi schemes. Jimmy Lam looks at the issues surrounding raising a child with health issues and helps a Money Talk Xtra listener deal with some of the financial challenges. In our investment segment Peter chats with local fund manager Vincent Lam, CIO of VL Asset Management, to get his thoughts on what makes a successful investor and the current investment environment. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
Join journalist Anna Fenton on Sunday morning at 8.30 for part nine of 20 Years On, our in-depth look at Hong Kong's ups and downs since July 1st 1997. This week: "Has God left Hong Kong?". Anna meets Reverend John Chynchen from St John's Cathedral, Prison chaplain Father John Wotherspoon, and Steve Hackman, who's a former missionary, pastor and Head of Christian & Community Development at an international school. (Sundays, 8.30am-9am)
Produced by Phil Whelan
Backchat is on summer break. We hope you've enjoyed this year's programmes.
Hugh Chiverton and guests will return on September 4th, right after the 8:30am news.
Enjoy your summer.
This week on the 123 Show, our contributor Annalie Chow will be joined by animals and insects enthusiast Bowie Chan to talk about his unusual pets, including a Brazilian rainbow boa, a tokay gecko and Madagascar hissing cockroaches - the largest in the world! In this video, Bowie shows us the differences between the male and female cockroaches. You can't miss it! Stay tuned for more of the interview with Bowie Chan on the 123 Show on August 18.
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